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14oneman
11-16-2006, 04:09 PM
If you had the room in your home and money was not a factor, what would your DREAM table be and why?:D

JoeyInCali
11-16-2006, 04:11 PM
Two Gabriels.
One with pockets and one 10-footer w/out.
Diamond lights though.

UWPoolGod1
11-16-2006, 04:17 PM
One room with a 12' snooker, 10' billiard 3C, and 9' Monarch (http://www.adlerpooltables.com/tabdisp.cfm?table=Monarch%20Gold%20Leaf&type=V)

tedkaufman
11-16-2006, 05:56 PM
One room with a 12' snooker, 10' billiard 3C, and 9' Monarch (http://www.adlerpooltables.com/tabdisp.cfm?table=Monarch%20Gold%20Leaf&type=V)

I like how you think! No reason to limit oneself!

I was just thinking how rare 3C tables are becoming. Sad thing.

tedkaufman
11-16-2006, 05:58 PM
Two Gabriels.
One with pockets and one 10-footer w/out.
Diamond lights though.

Forty years of playing pool and I have never even seen a 10' pool table.

Those Diamond lights are the absolute nuts.

Why would you choose a Gabriel over a Diamond table? I've never seen or played on a Gabriel, so I wonder what's special about them. The Diamond Pro Am is the best table I've ever played on.

JoeyInCali
11-16-2006, 06:21 PM
Forty years of playing pool and I have never even seen a 10' pool table.

Those Diamond lights are the absolute nuts.

Why would you choose a Gabriel over a Diamond table? I've never seen or played on a Gabriel, so I wonder what's special about them. The Diamond Pro Am is the best table I've ever played on.
I've seen a 10 foot Gold Crown I.
They do exist.:)
Gabriel's tables have metal frame. 1 1/8 slates that are honed along with those metal frames.
Ernesto said they are the best tables he's worked on.
I can't disagree with him.

14oneman
11-16-2006, 07:02 PM
Forty years of playing pool and I have never even seen a 10' pool table.


I grew up playing on a 1945 Brunswick Centennial 5' x 10' gully table with TIGHT pockets.;)

That would be MY dream table. To get one just like the one I grew up playing on, only I'd change the rubber to Artemis Tournament Cushions and put Simonis 760 on it. A set of Centennial balls and a Diamond Pro ball rack. Take my black sharpie and mark the head string, foot string, and around the rack, and I'd be in Straight Pool Heaven!:D

Mr. Wilson
11-16-2006, 07:19 PM
10' Centennial.

Something like this :
http://www.billiardrestoration.com/images/tables/centennial/centennial_8.jpg

Luv2RunOut1
11-16-2006, 07:46 PM
IPT tourney table, with a model in a bikini posing on it hehe

UWPoolGod1
11-16-2006, 08:07 PM
10' Centennial.

Something like this :
http://www.billiardrestoration.com/images/tables/centennial/centennial_8.jpg

Same tables I learned on up in Seattle at U. of Washington. They have these models and the Anniversaries as well. The games area manager just won't seem to sell me one. :mad:

sjb
11-16-2006, 09:42 PM
See my avatar. 9' Brunswick Anniversary. New artemis cushions, Simonis 860. Made the light myself - along with the rest of the room. It's like heaven.

cuejoey
11-16-2006, 10:21 PM
my dream table is the one i have now a 2 year old 9ft.Olhausen.HOWEVER if i had alot of money i would like a Brunswick about 1870's vintage.

Solartje
11-16-2006, 11:44 PM
or this?

i like the embassador, completly in leather made 9ft table.its made by a guy from belgium i think.
price tag: 12.500€ or a good 15.000$ (but i would change the feets :s ugly)

9 ball
11-17-2006, 02:48 AM
Need I say more:


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Hambone
11-17-2006, 03:44 AM
I love my Diamond Pro but a Brunswick Marquette has got to be one of the nicest looking tables I have seen.

Snapshot9
11-17-2006, 03:48 AM
I'd have a diamond Pro Pool table.
I'd have a Brunswick Snooker table. (10').
I'd have a Valley oversized Bar table.

I would hold weekly tournaments on Sunday for my friends.
Probably 9 ball, and Golf on the snooker table.

chrstc
11-17-2006, 04:26 AM
Hello,
I'd have a 9' Olhausen Monarch with Simonis 860. Curly maple rails and abalone diamond markers. Can't decide on the cloth colour, though. If you want to see what I'm on about then enter these codes into the Olhausen BYOT:


043-440-05261-000-244 (std green cloth)

or

043-440-05261-00A-29L (euro blue cloth)


http://www.olhausenbilliards.com/BYOT.php (currently down for maintenance apparently!!)

By the way does anyone know how much this table would be likely to set me back? As it's just a pipe dream at the moment I don't think it's fair to bother dealers asking for a quote but one day I do plan on getting it if at all possible. I know the UK prices will be different but a rough idea of the US retail or whatever would be great.

Thanks!

Chris (Chrstc).

chrstc
11-17-2006, 05:11 AM
Hello,
Just thought I'd post this as an afterthought. Anyone heard of Bilijardai tables? They used to be used for all the Euro Tour events and are made in Lithuania. They have made Russian Pyramid and Carom tables for years and they started making pool tables more recently. The prices are very good comparitively-speaking.

For those of you who like fancy carved "furniture" tables look at this Pyramid table. The workmanship is incredible:

http://www.bilijardai.lt/index.php?option=com_ponygallery&Itemid=41&func=viewcategory&catid=1&startpage=2

Personally I like this American pool table that they make:

http://www.bilijardai.lt/index.php?option=com_ponygallery&Itemid=41&func=viewcategory&catid=4

Rather more subdued and modern-looking which is what I prefer.

Thanks,
Chris (Chrstc).

Hierovision
11-17-2006, 05:41 AM
Olhausen Waterfall (http://www.olhausenbilliards.com/pooltables_detail.php?id=29&cat=CONTEMPORARY) with 860.

14oneman
11-17-2006, 05:57 AM
10' Centennial.

Something like this :
http://www.billiardrestoration.com/images/tables/centennial/centennial_8.jpg


Ah, Mr. Wilson, my keyboard seems to be shorting out from all the drool coming from the corner of my mouth....................

Thank you for posting that picture! It brings back GREAT memories!:D :D :D

ioCross
11-17-2006, 06:00 AM
can't go wrong with the new 9 ft diamond smart tables.

either those or the olhousen 9 ft championship pros.

i dont know why i have such an affinity for drop pockets, but through no rational thought i just think they play better than ball returns.

HIRUN526
11-17-2006, 06:20 AM
Diamond with pro cut pockets with blue Simonis 860. Diamond lighting. Brunswick Centenials.

ioCross
11-17-2006, 06:25 AM
not a big fan of blue felt personally. i think im a traditionalist, because for me it's green or bust.

MOJOE
11-17-2006, 07:40 AM
Another Diamond Pro, with Pro cut pockets. Used to have one but sold it at a weak moment. Now I kick myself for doing that. I know, I know, what an idiot I am!
Wish to have another one in the not so distant future.

JBK

CaptainHook
11-17-2006, 07:42 AM
I always loved Gold Crowns, I grew up with them. :)

tedkaufman
11-17-2006, 07:43 AM
not a big fan of blue felt personally. i think im a traditionalist, because for me it's green or bust.

I, too, am a traditionalist and always preferred green cloth. However, since playing regularly on my friend's Diamond Pro Am, covered with "Tournament Blue" (similar to electric blue) cloth, I've changed my opinion. That color, plus the magnificent Diamond light, provide the finest conditions I've ever seen. At first it seemed too bright, but the balls are so crisply delineated that after hours of play, I feel no eye strain at all.

sjb
11-17-2006, 08:03 AM
Here's (hopefully) a little better picture of my dream table, in my dream room, in my dream house. This Anniversary (circa 1945) is fully restored, and looks and plays like new. I've had it for almost a year, and I still go downstairs every morning just to look at it.

30025

And another one with the light on.

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Cornerman
11-17-2006, 08:10 AM
Forty years of playing pool and I have never even seen a 10' pool table..
Smith's Billiards in Springfield, MA had several 10' pool tables up until just a few years ago. I think they were antique Medalists, but that's a guess. One by one, they disappeared (sold I assume), until none were left.

If I had a dream table, it would be one of those 10' tables from Smith's (Brunswick's from some World's Fair).

Here's a sight with an antique Medalist on it. http://www.billiardrestoration.com/tables.htm

Fred

14oneman
11-17-2006, 08:22 AM
Here's (hopefully) a little better picture of my dream table, in my dream room, in my dream house. This Anniversary (circa 1945) is fully restored, and looks and plays like new. I've had it for almost a year, and I still go downstairs every morning just to look at it.

30025

And another one with the light on.

30026
Gorgeous table sjb! If I may ask, what did that beauty run you? Was it already restored, or did you have it done after you found the table?

ratcues
11-17-2006, 08:23 AM
Same tables I learned on up in Seattle at U. of Washington. They have these models and the Anniversaries as well. The games area manager just won't seem to sell me one. :mad:

We have a few of these Anniversary tables for sale here. Each one is beautifully restored. PM if you need some details.

sjb
11-17-2006, 08:54 AM
Gorgeous table sjb! If I may ask, what did that beauty run you? Was it already restored, or did you have it done after you found the table?

Thank you, 14.1. I found the table and had it restored at the same place -- Billiard Restoration Service in Clay Center, Kansas. They do beautiful work.

The price? [gulp!] Uh, just a tick under $7k, including delivery and installation, Simonis 860, a new set of Centennials, and some house cues and other dodads. But it IS my dream table. The house is merely a protective enclosure (and the necessary bargaining chip with my spouse).

BTW, in looking at the staple holes on this table, it looks like it had only been recovered maybe 3 times before. Pretty amazing for a 60 year-old.

Double-Dave
11-17-2006, 09:18 AM
For me the Park Avenue model pictured in the link below. Don't know about playability but the looks of these Blatt tables blows me away.

http://www.blattbilliards.com/ContemporaryPage.html

tedkaufman
11-17-2006, 09:40 AM
Smith's Billiards in Springfield, MA had several 10' pool tables up until just a few years ago. I think they were antique Medalists, but that's a guess. One by one, they disappeared (sold I assume), until none were left.

If I had a dream table, it would be one of those 10' tables from Smith's (Brunswick's from some World's Fair).

Here's a sight with an antique Medalist on it. http://www.billiardrestoration.com/tables.htm

Fred

That site is awesome. What a collection of tables! Thanks!

tedkaufman
11-17-2006, 09:46 AM
For me the Park Avenue model pictured in the link below. Don't know about playability but the looks of these Blatt tables blows me away.

http://www.blattbilliards.com/ContemporaryPage.html

Blatt does make some incredible tables. My studio used to be close to Blatts, and I'd make a point every so often to drop in and browse the tables on the showroom floor. I've heard they play very well, too.

CrownCityCorey
11-17-2006, 11:41 AM
Here is mine:

http://www.brunswickbilliards.com/our_rich_history/antique_tables/arcade.html

This table is beautiful and soooooooooooooooooooo solid! The only bummer is that the ball return tray is really low to the ground.

My dream at home poolroom would have that table, a 6 x 12 Brunswick Snooker Table and a 5 x 10 Brunswick Carom Table.

Ernesto and Oscar D. have the closest I have ever seen to that set up at home (Nice!).

Andrew Manning
11-17-2006, 11:56 AM
I don't have a link, but the Brunswick Mission 9' in dark cherry stain makes me drool. Simple but gorgeous, and a good playing table.

-Andrew

tommy84
11-17-2006, 01:39 PM
Black and chrome Brunswick Metro Tournament Edition with blue Simonis 860 cloth.
I can't decide between electric and powder blue...

Tight pockets for practice issues, but still within the "normal" measurements.

That along with Aramith TV Balls and a pro-looking lightning system

Next to that would be a 12' Riley Aristocrat Snooker table with Strachan cloth

The Metro would be possible in some years, but I'd prefer a Focus ST instead of a Snooker table (10.000€ + super mega sized room :eek: )

Ohplayer
11-17-2006, 01:53 PM
9ft. Robertson Black Max w/ Simonis 860 (Tournament Blue) and ball return.

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o174/Ohplayer/DSC00174.jpg

zeeder
11-17-2006, 02:12 PM
Put me down for a 9' Diamond Pro w/ pro cut pockets.

AuntyDan
11-17-2006, 04:58 PM
Blatt does make some incredible tables. My studio used to be close to Blatts, and I'd make a point every so often to drop in and browse the tables on the showroom floor. I've heard they play very well, too.

Nice new website they have! Weird though that they still build tables with T-Rails and say this is actually a good thing (http://www.blattbilliards.com/T-Rail.html). I can understand doing this to duplicate the look of the antique tables they specialize in, but everything I've heard says this method produces inferior rail response, which is why it hasn't been used since Brunswick introduced the first "modern style" tables like the Anniversary in the 1940's.

This is also the reason I wouldn't personally want my "dream table" to be one of the classics from the early 1900's, beautiful though many of these are.

I'd take a perfectly restored and setup Anniversary or Centennial myself too. (And for anyone looking Blatt's have one listed in their Table Exchange section at present (http://www.blattbilliards.com/Exchange/BLA5607.html)) Intersting how no-one so far has dreamed of a Gold Crown IV.

hemicudas
11-17-2006, 05:12 PM
Partial to my GC4.

mnorwood
11-17-2006, 07:07 PM
I don't just have a dream table I have a dream room. It would be a 9 foot diamond pro, a 10 foot carom table and a 12 foot snooker table.

Dreams.:)

Dead Money
11-17-2006, 09:14 PM
I'd be pretty happy with an 8 foot commercial Brunswick Medalist like my local pool hall has a bunch of:)

trueblu8
11-17-2006, 11:23 PM
or this?

i like the embassador, completly in leather made 9ft table.its made by a guy from belgium i think.
price tag: 12.500€ or a good 15.000$ (but i would change the feets :s ugly)
30074

30076
Damn, those are some badass tables man!

ajrack
11-18-2006, 01:03 AM
Good Choice UW Pool God!! I do know where a 12' snooker is right now in San Jose...only $5000

ceebee
11-18-2006, 10:33 AM
I liked this one

mikepage
11-18-2006, 11:41 AM
Here's mine, a Gabriels

http://myweb.cableone.net/fargopage/IMG_2194.jpg
http://myweb.cableone.net/fargopage/IMG_2201.jpg

Corner pocket with 15 balls plus the cueball

http://myweb.cableone.net/fargopage/IMG_2202.jpg

and a view from underneath

http://myweb.cableone.net/fargopage/IMG_2208.jpg

Vermy
11-18-2006, 12:42 PM
mikepage, That Gabriels is amazing.
What is the pocket size on that?

chrstc
11-18-2006, 01:15 PM
Here's mine, a Gabriels

http://myweb.cableone.net/fargopage/IMG_2194.jpg
http://myweb.cableone.net/fargopage/IMG_2201.jpg

Corner pocket with 15 balls plus the cueball

http://myweb.cableone.net/fargopage/IMG_2202.jpg

and a view from underneath

http://myweb.cableone.net/fargopage/IMG_2208.jpg

Hello mikepage,
I like the table and I really love the room with the cue display cabinet etc. Gorgeous! I'm amazed at how many houses in the US seem to have rooms big enough to take full size tables. I could just squeeze on into my house if I took everything else out of the dining room but that's about it. Must be something about the way British houses are laid out in comparison to US ones I think. Maybe you guys go for more of an open plan feel or something.

Thanks,
Chris (Chrstc).

tedkaufman
11-18-2006, 01:34 PM
Mike, great room and that Gabriels table is terrific looking. Makes me wonder why more high end tables don't use a steel frame. Love how they improved the pockets over GC's, similar to Diamond's.

mikepage
11-18-2006, 02:24 PM
mikepage, That Gabriels is amazing.
What is the pocket size on that?

They're 4 3/8 inches at the mouth and 4 inches at the ledge.

mikepage
11-18-2006, 02:44 PM
Hello mikepage,
I like the table and I really love the room with the cue display cabinet etc. Gorgeous! I'm amazed at how many houses in the US seem to have rooms big enough to take full size tables. I could just squeeze on into my house if I took everything else out of the dining room but that's about it. Must be something about the way British houses are laid out in comparison to US ones I think. Maybe you guys go for more of an open plan feel or something.

Thanks,
Chris (Chrstc).

Thanks.

England is about the same size as North Dakota. You guys have about 350 people per square kilometer. We have 3.5 people per square kilometer.

I don't know when your prime real estate was first scarfed up by developers,
but I note that you had 15 or 20 people per square kilometer when the Romans invaded in 43 AD.

JohnInNH
11-18-2006, 03:56 PM
Hi 14,

Thats easy my dream turned into reality when I got my diamond pro,
I've have it two years now and it's still the best table that I ever played on.

Of course I like all pool tables.

Scottster
11-18-2006, 04:15 PM
See my avatar. 9' Brunswick Anniversary. New artemis cushions, Simonis 860. Made the light myself - along with the rest of the room. It's like heaven.


Hi Steve, Welcome TO AZ. (I think I have the right Steve...) FYI We are getting ready to start a handicapped straight pool league AT Side Pockets Blue Springs.

As for my Dream Table. Would be to make this table...

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r276/Scottster302/100_0037_00.jpg

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r276/Scottster302/100_0039_01.jpg

Play like a Diamond Pro. Hopefully one day I will have Steve Leisteko (tablemechanic) come to KC and do some magic on the pockets, and the shelves.

This is a 4 1/2 x 9, but looks small in these pics for some reason.

chrstc
11-18-2006, 04:36 PM
Thanks.

England is about the same size as North Dakota. You guys have about 350 people per square kilometer. We have 3.5 people per square kilometer.

I don't know when your prime real estate was first scarfed up by developers,
but I note that you had 15 or 20 people per square kilometer when the Romans invaded in 43 AD.

Lol:D +1 rep

I didn't realise just how congested our living conditions were until you made that comparison!

Thanks alot,
Chris (chrstc).

sjb
11-18-2006, 04:54 PM
Hi Steve, Welcome TO AZ. (I think I have the right Steve...) FYI We are getting ready to start a handicapped straight pool league AT Side Pockets Blue Springs.

As for my Dream Table. Would be to make this table...

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r276/Scottster302/100_0037_00.jpg

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r276/Scottster302/100_0039_01.jpg

Play like a Diamond Pro. Hopefully one day I will have Steve Leisteko (tablemechanic) come to KC and do some magic on the pockets, and the shelves.

This is a 4 1/2 x 9, but looks small in these pics for some reason.

yeah, that's me,Scott. A straight pool league sounds great. Since it's been 30 years since I played in one, I'll need 85 on the wire to 100 - against everybody. And I assume Harriman has to play 100 no count.

Scottster
11-18-2006, 04:56 PM
Steve, I am sending you a PM. look under "Welcome sjb" for private messages.

skins
11-18-2006, 05:02 PM
there's nothing like a gold crown. it's been the standard it seems like forever. imo all in all the best built, looking and playing line of tables that has ever been made.

mikepage
11-18-2006, 07:56 PM
there's nothing like a gold crown. it's been the standard it seems like forever. imo all in all the best built, looking and playing line of tables that has ever been made.

And here I thought that Josey laying on my Gabriels in my pictures might convert you...

Oh well...

Hambone
11-19-2006, 02:10 PM
Here's a pic of my favorite table

cornerstone
11-19-2006, 02:24 PM
intense capathean burl and birdseye

ChrisOnline
11-19-2006, 03:25 PM
how about this table..lol.. only 125,000..... thats cheap!

lol.. i would rather have a nice Diamond table...

but i thought i would show this one here.. i am sure everybody saw them for sale on ebay..
I bet they are a pain in the balls to level....



http://eluxurygroup.biz/eluxurygroup/dg_items/dg_tb_006a/dg_tb_006a_description.JPG

skins
11-19-2006, 04:28 PM
And here I thought that Josey laying on my Gabriels in my pictures might convert you...

Oh well...

er....umm.....oh "your dream table" i must have misread it! of course it's a Gabriel! ;) :D

Bamacues
11-19-2006, 04:37 PM
The 10' Brunswick with snooker pockets that I grew up on, and a 9' Gabriel. Always thought I would like a 9' Diamond best until I played a session on a Gabriel with tight pockets...sweet!!

Gus
11-21-2006, 06:55 PM
Here are a few pictures of my table. You have to read further to hear how much it cost. About 20 years ago,I told my wife's cousin, (who purchsed furniture in estate sales) to keep an eye out for an old table for me. A few months later he called, he was buying the contents of an old row house in the Olney section of Philadelphia. I met him at the house, and found the old table with no cloth in the basement. The manufacture plate on the table was the Clark-Herd company on 5th St in Philadelphia. All wood frame, 4 piece 1"slate, to me just an old table. It came with a set of old clay balls and 3 ivory cue balls. I took it home, and had new rails, pockets, and cloth installed, it has since been recovered 2 more times, most recently in blue cloth, & pockets tightened up.
Turns out that Clark-Herd did not manufacture tables, just sold and re-badged them. The table is a Brunswick New Acme model manufactured in 1882!
By the way, total cost out the door 20 years ago..............$75.00!

Solartje
11-21-2006, 09:13 PM
For me the Park Avenue model pictured in the link below. Don't know about playability but the looks of these Blatt tables blows me away.

http://www.blattbilliards.com/ContemporaryPage.html

maybe its our european tastes, but i DO love this table too. the prisma seems cool too :)

Scottster
11-21-2006, 11:10 PM
Forty years of playing pool and I have never even seen a 10' pool table.


I grew up playing on a 1945 Brunswick Centennial 5' x 10' gully table with TIGHT pockets.;)

That would be MY dream table. To get one just like the one I grew up playing on, only I'd change the rubber to Artemis Tournament Cushions and put Simonis 760 on it. A set of Centennial balls and a Diamond Pro ball rack. Take my black sharpie and mark the head string, foot string, and around the rack, and I'd be in Straight Pool Heaven!:D

http://cgi.ebay.com/ANTIQUE-BRUNSWICK-CENTENNIAL-SNOOKER-TABLE_W0QQitemZ7232844397QQihZ015QQcategoryZ21213Q QrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

It says snooker table, but the pockets look like pool table pockets to me.

Mr. Wilson
11-22-2006, 04:09 AM
The table is a Brunswick New Acme model manufactured in 1882!
By the way, total cost out the door 20 years ago..............$75.00!



Maybe 120 years ago?

gnaroz
11-22-2006, 06:08 AM
there's nothing like a gold crown. it's been the standard it seems like forever. imo all in all the best built, looking and playing line of tables that has ever been made.

Very well said, I love my GC IV

xidica
11-22-2006, 06:48 AM
Here are a few pictures of my table. You have to read further to hear how much it cost. About 20 years ago,I told my wife's cousin, (who purchsed furniture in estate sales) to keep an eye out for an old table for me. A few months later he called, he was buying the contents of an old row house in the Olney section of Philadelphia. I met him at the house, and found the old table with no cloth in the basement. The manufacture plate on the table was the Clark-Herd company on 5th St in Philadelphia. All wood frame, 4 piece 1"slate, to me just an old table. It came with a set of old clay balls and 3 ivory cue balls. I took it home, and had new rails, pockets, and cloth installed, it has since been recovered 2 more times, most recently in blue cloth, & pockets tightened up.
Turns out that Clark-Herd did not manufacture tables, just sold and re-badged them. The table is a Brunswick New Acme model manufactured in 1882!
By the way, total cost out the door 20 years ago..............$75.00!

That is a beautiful table and room. Very nice sir and what a find!

I wouldn't mind a Diamond 9foot with returns ;)

Gus
11-22-2006, 07:07 AM
Maybe 120 years ago?

To clarify, when I said out the door price was $75.00, that is what I paid for it 20 years ago. I have the brunswick brochure from 1882, & the cost of the table new was $300.00.

Tristan
11-22-2006, 08:10 AM
Where I sharpen my skills:
http://x56.xanga.com/2d2d005a02c3290797721/b63051772.jpg

Ever seen anything that beautiful?

--
Tristan

VIProfessor
11-22-2006, 08:52 AM
Smith's Billiards in Springfield, MA had several 10' pool tables up until just a few years ago. I think they were antique Medalists, but that's a guess. One by one, they disappeared (sold I assume), until none were left.

If I had a dream table, it would be one of those 10' tables from Smith's (Brunswick's from some World's Fair).

Here's a sight with an antique Medalist on it. http://www.billiardrestoration.com/tables.htm

Fred

Hi Fred,

Are you from that area? I used to play at Smith's Billiards sometimes when I attended UMass-Amherst. A real old school room. Is it still open?

mikepage
11-22-2006, 10:19 AM
Hi Fred,

Are you from that area? I used to play at Smith's Billiards sometimes when I attended UMass-Amherst. A real old school room. Is it still open?

I was in there about a year ago.

I've even been schooled by Fred there....

hemicudas
11-22-2006, 10:57 AM
Where I sharpen my skills:
http://x56.xanga.com/2d2d005a02c3290797721/b63051772.jpg

Ever seen anything that beautiful?

--
Tristan


Would you happen to be interested in gambling on that smaller size table, Tristan?

Tristan
11-22-2006, 12:15 PM
Would you happen to be interested in gambling on that smaller size table, Tristan?
Yes. But I'll warn you now, I'm a pretty highly rated 'bumps' player.

--
Tristan

marvelous
12-08-2006, 09:43 PM
My dream table is the 9ft. Centennial. Rails are out for rubber and I'll have it in place soon.

Here is a unique one for sale.
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/spo/243413775.html

Elizabeth McGee
06-08-2012, 06:16 AM
Hi SBJ,
Beautiful room. I am in the process of buying a 9' Anniversary. Love the light you made. If no trouble, could you tell me the basic dimensions, number and type of fluorescent bulbs/fixtures, etc? Type of wood used for the sides, how you made the grooves, etc? any and all info is good info.
Kind regards,
Jack McGee

sjb
06-08-2012, 09:06 AM
Hi SBJ,
Beautiful room. I am in the process of buying a 9' Anniversary. Love the light you made. If no trouble, could you tell me the basic dimensions, number and type of fluorescent bulbs/fixtures, etc? Type of wood used for the sides, how you made the grooves, etc? any and all info is good info.
Kind regards,
Jack McGee

Thanks for the compliment.

The light is 4X8 feet. An uncut 4X8 sheet of 1/4 inch masonite serves as the top cover. The wood is poplar, but I don't recall what stain I used. I tried to match the table as best I could. The sides are 1X6, with 2X2s at the corners.

The bottom trim and grid frames is 1X2, with the edges routered round. Since the earlier pictures, I've replaced the white egg crate grids with deeper silver parabolic grids, which focuses the light on the table much better, with less spillover. The lights are two tandem 8 foot flourescents. They each hold 4, 4 foot tubes (8 total).

Finally, the "grooves" on the light aren't really grooves at all, like they are on the table. The "grooves" on the light are automotive pinstriping.

Congrats on getting an Anniversary. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do mine.

Steve

Medalist
06-08-2012, 06:58 PM
Here's mine, a Gabriels

http://myweb.cableone.net/fargopage/IMG_2194.jpg
http://myweb.cableone.net/fargopage/IMG_2201.jpg

Corner pocket with 15 balls plus the cueball

http://myweb.cableone.net/fargopage/IMG_2202.jpg

and a view from underneath

http://myweb.cableone.net/fargopage/IMG_2208.jpg




Nothing even comes close to a Gabriel. First State Billiards in Dover Delaware has 4 of them kept in perfect condition by the pool player owner Jimmy. You just have to play on one to believe it.

shayne87
06-10-2012, 03:43 PM
Nothing even comes close to a Gabriel. First State Billiards in Dover Delaware has 4 of them kept in perfect condition by the pool player owner Jimmy. You just have to play on one to believe it.

I have one just like them for sale. You can own it for $3,000.00 and its brand new.

randallt6
06-11-2012, 12:56 AM
My poolhall I go to has tonnes of tables in the basement in storage... He has a 10" centennial down there too!! Wish he would have it set up, be awesome to play on that thing!!

DavidMNienow
06-11-2012, 02:04 AM
In my dream home, my game room would contain the following pool tables to select from.

Brunswick Gold Crown V - 9'
Olahusen Grand Champion 3 - 9'
Diamond Professional - 9'
Adler Monarch Classic - 9'
(The Adler would be set in a pit in the center of the room with a bar set around the top of the pit for viewers to watch below)
Riley Tournament Champion Snooker - 12'
Verhoeven Ideal 3-Cushion - 10'
Diamond Pro-Am - 7'

For the record, you could walk out of the game room to the outdoor pool that would be styled like a Gold Crown V with black laminate sidings and 6 hot tubs for the pockets, and Simonis 860 Green paint for the bottom of the pool.

The rest of my dream home design wise is still up in the air, but I have this much of the home design figured out. :)

LightsOut
06-11-2012, 05:35 AM
It would have to be a 10' Hermelin pool table with heated slate like the one at Best Billiards in Las Vegas...it's the Rolls Royce for sure.

tlegried
08-19-2014, 08:46 PM
I love the old Kling Brunswick, sitting next to a couple Diamonds!

Colormegone2002
08-19-2014, 09:32 PM
Here's (hopefully) a little better picture of my dream table, in my dream room, in my dream house. This Anniversary (circa 1945) is fully restored, and looks and plays like new. I've had it for almost a year, and I still go downstairs every morning just to look at it.

30025

And another one with the light on.

30026

Absolutely stunning!!

smashmouth
08-20-2014, 04:46 AM
years ago Diamond Billiards worked with Samsara on a custom one off ( I believe it was a 6 leg model with custom carvings), maybe someone can post pics

I'd have them do something similar, 10 footer

ROB.M
08-21-2014, 06:29 PM
If I had a lot of room and all the money a person could count I'd have a few tables, actually several tables' I don't know of a real pool table museum but if I was silly rich I'd open one and there'd be a few tables built by glen hancock and a few built by mark gregory and those two can settle their feud....

The first table you'd see when you walked in would be a brunswick.... Or maybe the tables would rotate and change with the season.
There would be as many styles and models of pool tables from new to old.
My personal favorite table would be which ever table I decided to ratchet down on.




Rob.M

Ty-Tanic
08-21-2014, 08:28 PM
This would be my dream table. Oh hell yes.

http://www.billiardrestoration.com/Antique-Pool-Tables/champion.htm

http://www.billiardrestoration.com/Images/Antique-Billiard-Pool-Tables/Champion/champion6.jpg

Str8PoolPlayer
08-21-2014, 11:38 PM
I grew up in the 1940's-50's and lived in a large home with a huge Parlor.
Smack-dab in the center sat a Gorgeous 5x10 Brunswick Kling w// Ivory Balls.
I was allowed begin play at age 8 and have been playing ever since. My Dad
sold the table when I signed up for another four years flying for the U.S. Navy.

DreamTable(s) ... 510 Kling, 612 Burroughs & Watts, 510 Centennial 3c.

I now have room for them and may begin "the hunt" in the near future.

haystj
08-22-2014, 04:56 AM
See my avatar. 9' Brunswick Anniversary. New artemis cushions, Simonis 860. Made the light myself - along with the rest of the room. It's like heaven.

Hey sjb, I am wondering, can you tell me why you chose 860? I am hoping to get my own table just like yours in the somewhat near future and am trying to figure out pros/cons on 860 vs. 760. Thanks

Cornerman
08-22-2014, 05:26 AM
Hey sjb, I am wondering, can you tell me why you chose 860? I am hoping to get my own table just like yours in the somewhat near future and am trying to figure out pros/cons on 860 vs. 760. Thanks

Does anyone use 760 anymore?

Spimp13
08-22-2014, 06:45 AM
For me IF there is room I would like 2 diamond 7' and 2 diamond 9'. That way I can actually play some on the big table instead of having to drive 20+ minutes both ways to the nearest location to so.

Realistically though if I got a new home space wise as long as I have at least 1 diamond 7' I would be happy...or even 1 of each size. Now I just need to win the lottery to afford it :frown:

NitPicker
08-22-2014, 08:50 AM
I'm also a big fan of Brunswick 10' Centennial and Anniversary tables. Any 9' GC would also be a-ok with me. But considering my current home table is a 24" Halex, I'd be happy with anything I can get.

fastone371
08-22-2014, 12:16 PM
I already have my dream table (the GCII in avatar) although I kinda like the way the GCVs look. My next dream is to have a Diamond BB to go along with my GC, if I had more room I would order one today but that will require an addition on our house. I would like the Diamond BB only because thats what we play league on and most tournaments, I would not trade my 9' GC even up for a Diamond 9' table, I like the way the GC looks and I like the way the Diamond plays, thats why I had my table modified the way it is.

MN Kid
08-23-2014, 03:46 PM
I saved this one from an uncertain death. Took 4 months to rebuild it. It turned out much nicer than I was hoping for. These things are built like tanks, and play incredible.

351808

smashmouth
09-02-2014, 04:52 AM
love the room, is that an airtight amp?

analog based sound system = ultimate accessory for a pool room

Texas Carom Club
09-04-2014, 03:34 PM
Until I hit the lotto to afford the 20k ish olhausen st. Leone
A dream im making come true my self is the olhausen venetian 9ft
dark wood finish
tournament blue simonis

all I care for is looks any of you know of a more ornately sculpted table than the st. Leone, hit me up

Texas Carom Club
09-04-2014, 04:17 PM
There they are

mantis99
09-04-2014, 09:57 PM
If you had the room in your home and money was not a factor, what would your DREAM table be and why?:D

https://www.buffalo-billiards.com/mobile/Product.aspx?id=38508


http://www.billiardrestoration.com/Antique-Pool-Tables/alexandria.htm

My answer would be one of these two in a 9' size. I love the antique tables with 6 legs.

Texas Carom Club
09-05-2014, 07:56 AM
https://www.buffalo-billiards.com/mobile/Product.aspx?id=38508


http://www.billiardrestoration.com/Antique-Pool-Tables/alexandria.htm

My answer would be one of these two in a 9' size. I love the antique tables with 6 legs.

X2 on the six leg tables

foospot
09-05-2014, 09:22 AM
GC from ebay for $861

Spimp13
09-05-2014, 09:25 AM
I still fap thinking about a 7' and 9' diamond in a man cave basement some day with a separate sports/video game room.

foospot
09-05-2014, 09:46 AM
Kept table in storage for last 10 years.

nahog99
09-05-2014, 09:48 AM
One room with a 12' snooker, 10' billiard 3C, and 9' Monarch (http://www.adlerpooltables.com/tabdisp.cfm?table=Monarch%20Gold%20Leaf&type=V)

How can you call your room complete without an unlevel, dirty, slow as molasses, valley table? How else are you gonna practice for those bar tournaments!

Dead Money
09-05-2014, 10:13 PM
GC from ebay for $861

Very nice, a classic!:smile:

fastone371
09-07-2014, 11:09 AM
GC from ebay for $861

Very nice table and deal you got there foospot.:thumbup:

SeabrookMiglla
09-07-2014, 09:17 PM
id have to go with the 5x10, made of some kind of fancy nice dark wood, with green felt. also have some kind of pocket reducers or pocket covers so i could play snooker and 3 cushion. ahh.... that would be nice